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Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day, Seventh Edition by Siddhartha Rao

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Lesson 1. Getting Started

Welcome to Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day! You’re ready to get started on becoming a proficient C++ programmer.

In this lesson, you find out

• Why C++ is a standard in software development

• How to enter, compile, and link your first working C++ program

• What’s new in C++11

A Brief History of C++

The purpose of a programming language is to make consumption of computational resources easier. C++ is not a new language, yet one that is popularly adopted and still being improved. The latest version of C++ being ratified by the ISO Standards Committee in 2011 is called C++11.

Connection to C

Initially developed by Bjarne Stroustroup at Bell Labs in 1979, C++ was designed to be a successor to C. C is a procedural ...

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